A styled wedding shoot at Bashall Barn, Clitheroe, Lancashire.

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Newborn Photographer.

 
Bashall Barn styled shoot
 

When I entered the wedding industry, I didn't realise how quickly I'd make contacts, and more importantly, friends. I quickly made friends with Kate from Kate's Bridal Room in Clitheroe. I actually met her through another wedding photographer. We have worked together a few times now. When she asked me if I'd like to be involved in a styled shoot at Bashall Barn for the launch of some new  wedding dresses, I jumped on the chance. Bashall Barn is a beautiful venue, nestled in the heart of the Ribble Valley. And being a barn, it is my favourite kind of venue. I love farms and barns, being a country born girl.

Anyway, fast forward to this last Monday. We all arrived at Bashall Barn to set up. Everyone did their bit. Hair and makeup was going on. The wedding cake was being put in place. Wedding dresses were being steamed. I was taking detailed shots of the beautiful wedding bouquets and more importantly, the staff from Bashall Barn gave us all a coffee! It was just what we needed.

 
Bashall Barn styled shoot
 

We were now ready to roll. There are loads of quirky details at this venue, so it makes for some gorgeous images. It was a shame it was a rainy day, or I would have taken to ladies outside to get some photographs out by the old barn. We did make friends with a goat that was playing out in a field though. I don't think Kate fancied going through the mud in her gorgeous wedding gown..... Spoilsport....

We had so much fun on this shoot. My face hurt at the end of the day as we had all laughed so much! It was fantastic; several people, all from the same kind of industry pulling together to create some magic.

These wedding dresses are part of the symphony range by Linzi Jay. They are designed for plus size brides and range from size 18 - 36 (some do go up to a size 40). Kate's Bridal Room are the only stockist of these dresses in East Lancashire. If you like what you see, pop in and see her. She is really friendly, relaxed and she knows her stuff. She makes a good brew too. Can you tell that I like a brew?

I should add that Bashall Barn really looked after us that day. Their refreshments were lovely. Lindsey from EBella had also made us some salted caramel cupcakes. Delicious! Food and drink, I am easily pleased.

Thank you to everyone who made the day run so smoothly.

Venue - Bashall Barn Weddings

Dresses - Kate's Bridal Room

Dress designer - Linzi Jay

Hair - Nikki Webb Hair and Makeup Artist

Makeup - Kerry Baker MUA

Florist - Victoria and Natalie Flowers

Cake - EBella

Jane x

Kate's Curvy Wedding Catwalk At Towneley Hall, Burnley

Ribble Valley & Lancashire Wedding and Newborn Photographer.

 
Curvy Catwalk
 

Well hello there!

During my time as a wedding photographer, I have made friends with loads of people within the wedding industry. One of them being Kate from Kate's bridal room. Last month, Kate asked if I would like to help out at her curvy catwalk which was being held at Towneley Hall, Burnley, Lancashire for part of a little white book event. Of course, I was happy to get involved. Like myself, Kate's business is also in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, so it is easy for us to get together to help each other out. Kate specialises in plus size brides and her dresses range from size 18 up to a size 36.

Anyway, flash forward to last Sunday, the day of the event. I met Kate across at Towneley Hall at 10. She was busy setting up her table for the wedding fair. I had a look around to see where I could take the ladies for some fabulous photographs and also took advantage of having the gorgeous wedding bouquets to myself. The models had now arrived and were ready to get their hair and makeup done. I took a couple of shots of this happening. I got so many steps in that day, running between the models. Jenni who was doing makeup was downstairs and Katrina who was doing hair was upstairs.

The ladies were looking stunning! I took them for a few natural light shots before they got in to their dresses. Wow, They all nailed it!

They were now ready to get their first wedding dresses on.They had some backstage help from Jenny, Jane, Marilyn and my step daughter, Elena. People were starting to come in and get seated, not in the dressing room, obviously.... The ladies were getting nervous as they saw that all seats were taken and people were now stood up too! They had absolutely no need to be, believe me!

James opened up the show by singing bring me sunshine. Then the Queen of curves, Kate gave an opening speech before the totally gorgeous, Lily and Niamh scattered rose petals down the catwalk. They were wearing matching pink tutus. The floor was now ready for the five gorgeous models, Queen Kate, Kate , Kerry, Donna and Joanne. They pretended they were nervous when they each came out in their first dress. Dress number two, those nerves had gone. By dress number three, smiles were more grins! There was a bit of dancing and twirls galore! They were amazing! The audience were also fantastic; clapping along and giving the ladies so much encouragement. It really helped them get in to it.

The show was now over, but I hadn't finished with them yet! A group shot was a must! I then took Kate and Kerry out in to the grounds to get some outdoor shot. Kerry was happy to jump straight in to one of the VW camper vans that was there. We got some lovely shots of them both looking totally gorgeous.

What a fantastic day it was. Thank you to all involved.

Dresses - Kate's Bridal Room

Hair - Katrina Deegan Hair

Makeup - Jenni Ward MUA

Kerry's makeup (red head) - Kerry Baker MUA

Singer - James

VW Camper - Absolute Bliss VW Hire

Flowers - Stems

It wonderful to work with someone so organised and talented. Jane put everyone at ease during a very tense hectic morning, getting on with everything without once being in the way, capturing the perfect moments.
— Kate (Kate's bridal room)

If you are looking for a wedding photographer, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Much love,

Jane x